Top 5 Goalkeepers in the Premier League right now
Goalkeepers are often the difference between sides in a league. Sometimes a good goalkeeper can save points that ending up being the difference between staying up or getting relegated or even finishing in the top half or qualifying for the Champions League slots.
The Premier League is blessed with some excellent keepers with 17 no.1s of the 20 already capped at the senior level by their countries with a lot of sides employing two full internationals in their ranks.
So who among them is the best? We have decided to rank the top 5 goalkeepers currently in the Premier League.
5. Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Until injury hampered his progress, Butland was fast moving towards becoming one of the best in the world. Despite Joe Hart starting in front of him in the England goal, Butland is rated highly. He won Stoke's Player of the Year award in his first full season as number 1 in 2015-16.
Stoke's number 1 started his career at Birmingham City before a move to Stoke where eventually replaced Asmir Begovic in goal. Butland is a good shot stopper and his reflexes are top notch. His positioning has seen him make difficult saves look easy. In goalkeeping terms- he is the full package.
Considering that goalkeepers play into their forties on several occasions, we probably have seen nothing even close to the heights Butland could possibly reach in the future.